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Main Title The Landscape Ecology of Fire [electronic resource] /
Author McKenzie, Donald.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Miller, Carol.
Falk, Donald A.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QH541.15.L35
ISBN 9789400703018
Subjects Life sciences ; Landscape ecology ; Climatic changes
Internet Access
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Collation XX, 312 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
PART I: CONCEPTS AND THEORY -- PART II: CLIMATE CONTEXT -- PART III: LANDSCAPE FIRE DYNAMICS AND INTERACTIONS -- PART IV: LANDSCAPE FIRE MANAGEMENT, POLICY, AND RESEARCH IN AN ERA OF GLOBAL CHANGE. Global warming is expected to change fire regimes, likely increasing the severity and extent of wildfires in many ecosystems around the world. What will be the landscape-scale effects of these altered fire regimes? Within what theoretical contexts can we accurately assess these effects? We explore the possible effects of altered fire regimes on landscape patch dynamics, dominant species (tree, shrub, or herbaceous) and succession, sensitive and invasive plant and animal species and communities, and ecosystem function. Ultimately, we must consider the human dimension: what are the policy and management implications of increased fire disturbance, and what are the implications for human communities?